Sitting = Perhaps The Most Dangerous Thing You Do Each DaySep 14, 2010
A study recently published by the American Journal of Epidemiology found that the time we spend on our butts is associated with an increased risk of mortality, regardless of our physical activity level. Hitting the gym every day might do little to decrease our risk of death if we spend the rest of our time sitting down. If you think about it, it really does make sense. Our ancestors didn't sit all day, get up and run around like crazy for 30 minutes, and then sit back down again.
I was recently doing a speaking engagement for a leadership team in the orthopaedics/spinal care/sports medicine/neuroscience industry and I was talking about important it is to sprinkle movement in throughout the day (it also helps you better manage your energy). I mentioned to them how infatuated I am with my walking work station. It's my go-to place for cranking things out, really ups my productivity and energy, and is a nice break from mashing my butt flat.
A couple of days later I received an email from one of the participants: "I have my walking work station up and functioning! In fact I ended up doing 4 miles yesterday while e-mailing and making some calls!" He also attached a photo...
Imagine yourself doing this several times per week: getting through emails, making calls, writing reports and walking a few miles without even realizing it. Not having enough time is the #1 reason I hear when it comes to getting in exercise. It's not a valid excuse.
You will love using a walking work station. You will CRAVE your walking work station. You will have a ridiculous obsession with your walking work station. You will want to tell everyone about it. ....Okay....that's me, but it's just a matter of time before it's you, too.
If you missed it, here's the link to making your own walking work station very easily and for very little money. After you do, tell me what you think about it, throw in a picture and I'll send you a Hit the Deck™!
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